# FAQ: How Many Feet Is A Survey Pole?

A rod (sometimes known as a pole) is a measurement of **16.5 feet**. Each rod is comprised of 25 links. A two-pole chain is twice the length of a rod, or 16.5 feet. Likewise, a four-pole chain, which is also known as a surveyor’s chain, measures 66 feet (or 100 links).

## How big is a survey foot?

The International Foot (which we were all taught in school) is defined as 0.3048 meters, whereas the U.S. Survey Foot is defined as 0.3048006096 meters. The difference of the two equates to 2 parts per million.

## How big is a pole?

A pole is a measure of area equal to 16.5 by 16.5 sq ft, or 272.25 sq ft. This is approximately 30 sq yards or 25 sq metres.

## What is Survey Foot?

Putting the Best “Foot” Forward: Ending the Era of the U.S. Survey Foot (1959 to 2022) The definition adopted at that time was the one specified by Congress in 1866, as 1 foot = 1200/3937 meter exactly (or 1 foot = 0.304 800 6 meter approximately).

## How do you convert feet to survey feet?

Common Foot vs. Metric. The Mass State Plane coordinate system is metric but may be converted to U.S. survey feet by multiplying meters by the fraction 3937/1200 (not 3.28084). U.S. survey feet may be converted to meters by multiplying U.S. survey feet by the fraction 1200/3937 (not 0.3048).

## How many inches is a US Survey Foot?

U.S. survey foot In the United States, the foot was defined as 12 inches, with the inch being defined by the Mendenhall Order of 1893 as 39.37 inches = 1 m (making a US foot exactly 1200⁄3937 meters, approximately 0.30480061 m).

## How far should power pole be from house?

Maximum distance from perimeter of home to meter pole is 30′. E. ROOF CROSSING: Pole must be of sufficient height to provide 4′ of clearance over any part of the roof that GLPS conductors must cross. 16′ is still the minimum pole height.

## How far apart are power line towers?

To install transmission towers, workers typically build or improve a road to create access to the sites. Then workers prepare and pour concrete foundations, connect partially assembled towers and use cranes to complete the towers, which will be 900 feet to 1,500 feet apart.

## How many Inch is a feet?

There are 12 inches in 1 foot. To convert from feet to inches, multiply your figure by 12 (or divide by 0.083333333333333).

## What is the standard foot?

Foot, plural feet, in measurement, any of numerous ancient, medieval, and modern linear measures (commonly 25 to 34 cm) based on the length of the human foot and used exclusively in English-speaking countries, where it generally consists of 12 inches or one-third yard.